IS #45: Fabulous Hat Roundup

I’m just going to come right out and say it: my hair has grown out to that perfect point where it looks super cute in hats. Not so short that it disappears under the hat and not so long that it’s unwieldy and annoying — just perfect. This, of course, means that I need some new hats for myself, ASAP! Here are a few lovelies I’ve been ogling lately. (All photos in this post are not my copyright. Click images to visit Ravelry pattern page.)

Photo copyright Katya Frankel.

Waterspout by Katya Frankel is a beautifully clean, feminine, beret-style hat. It’s perfect in the lofty Malabrigo worsted shown but I think any other fluffy worsted-weight yarn would do nicely. I really love the spiral details on this one and how neatly they converge in the crown.

Photo copyright Tin Can Knits.

Sitka Spruce from Tin Can Knits is another hat knit with Malabrigo worsted that really takes advantage of the great colors available. I think hats are great for adding a pop of fun color  to an otherwise boring or neutral outfit. With this pattern, I like how the twisted stitch pattern is sharp and geometrical but still does a great job of evoking leaves/trees/nature.

Photo copyright SweetGeorgia Yarns

This one, North Wind Hat designed by Felicia Lo, is definitely happening. I love the lace, the slouch, the color — I basically covet that hat exactly. I have a similar teal in stash that I plan to use. You will see this hat soon.

Photo copyright leethal.

This was my favorite pattern from Lee Meredith’s Remix collection: Wild is the Wind. I was thinking of using it for my super special skein of Aguas Nube handspun, but even though Lee writes many of her patterns so that they can be knit at any gauge, I really wanted to recreate the soft drape of this version shown and my handspun would’ve been too dense for that. I’ve earmarked this for future use with something like sportweight Bugga or a DK/light worsted alpaca blend.

Photo copyright ysolda.

We have another traditional, feminine beret here: Verity designed by Ysolda Teague. This one also has a neat leaf-y design on the crown and I think the button makes it extra adorable. I’m intrigued by the construction because it is knit top-down instead of from the brim up, so I will likely try it someday.

Photo copyright alextinsley.

Another hat with interesting crown treatment is Polaris, designed by Alex Tinsley. Alex is pretty much the queen of stylin’ hats and this one is quite stellar (hardy har har – sort-of-pun intended). But truly I love it and I will knit it… someday.

I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface of the hat patterns that I love so I foresee more hat pattern roundups in our future. 🙂 I hope you enjoy them! After all that searching, I didn’t quite find the pattern that’s just right for my handspun so I’m making it up as I go. We’ll see how that turns out!

What’s your favorite hat pattern or what do you think makes a really great hat? If you’re feeling inspired this week leave a link to your own post in the comments below.

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11 thoughts on “IS #45: Fabulous Hat Roundup

  1. I bought the exact yarn to make Ysolda’s Almond Comfit….bright red for me….I love hats and I do look good in them…I was married in a hat, instead of a veil…and I make lots of them….
    Hope to see you next week..I think I am only going on Saturday..but I only live 40 minutes away..so may end up there Sunday…

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  2. Those are some lovely hats! My trouble with hats is that the place I get to wear my knits most and show off is work, and I’m never sure what the rules are for indoor hat-wearing. I feel like berets are acceptable to stay on your head the whole time, but beanies should be removed upon entry and then you’re left with hat head. Conundrums!

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  3. Pingback: WIPWed #41: Hats Upon Hats | Woolen Diversions

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